Graduate Assistantship in Violin

Graduate Assistantship Available for 2020-21 Academic Year

The School of Music at Western Illinois University is pleased to announce a graduate assistantship in violin available for the 2020-21 academic year.

Applicants for the Master of Music degrees in Violin Performance and Music Education are eligible for assistantships with responsibilities in

  • performing as second violin in the Julstrom String Quartet
  • performing in ensembles as needed
  • administrative duties as assigned

Terms of Employment

  • Two-semester(eight-month) contract, covering Fall and Spring Semesters of the academic year
  • Renewable for asecond year of academic study
  • 13 hours per week for a 2/3 assistantship

Assistantship Benefits

Assistantships include a full tuition waiver for all graduate credits (not including fees), a tuition waiver for summer courses, and a stipend of $5032 per academic year.

  • FULL tuition waiver for all graduate credits (not including fees)
  • Tuition waiver for summer courses
  • $5032 yearly stipend
  • Total benefit to student: $10,743.58/year (In-state tuition); $16,419.16/year (Out-of-state or Internationaltuition)


  • BM or BA degree in music
  • Must be accepted as full-time, degree-seeking student in a WIU School of Music graduate program
  • Must be enrolled in a minimum of 9 semester hours of graduate study each semester
  • Maintain a GPA of at least 3.00. First-semester graduate students must have an undergraduate GPA of at least 2:75
  • Evidence of strong performance skills as determined by live or video audition with supporting materials

For application information, please visit:


Audition and application materials, including 3 letters of recommendation and transcripts, must be completed as soon as possible to receive full consideration. For additional information, please contact Dr. Julieta Mihai at

For more information, contact:

Julieta Mihai, D.M.A.
Associate Professor of Violin
Western Illinois University School of Music
103 Sallee Hall, 1st University Circle, Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: (309) 331-3835